New England News
4:56 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Gabriel Gomez Enters Republican Senate Race

Gabriel Gomez,one of the three Republicans running in the special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, formally launched his campaign on Thursday with events across the state.

Gabriel Gomez speaks at an American Legion hall in West Springfield, MA  during the launch of his campaign for the Republican nomination for US Senate in the upcoming special election
Gabriel Gomez speaks at an American Legion hall in West Springfield, MA during the launch of his campaign for the Republican nomination for US Senate in the upcoming special election
Credit WAMC

Speaking at an American Legion Hall in West Springfield, Gomez introduced himself as a fresh faced political outsider with an appealing life story. He’s the son of Columbian immigrants, a former Navy SEAL and a successful businessman.  He said reducing government spending, and creating  jobs are top priorities

Gomez will be on the April 30th  Republican ballot with former US Attorney Michael Sullivan and State Rep. Dan Winslow.  Two veteran congressman, Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch are competing for the Democratic nomination.